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Slice of Life - Adults in Anime

For that more "mature" feeling. Anime with Adults as actual main characters and themes ranged from comedy to detective stories with of course a bit of romance and sci-fi in the middle.
1 Genshiken


Genshiken is about a buch of college student otakus. You really get the slice of life experience and also the growth of the characters.



Although there are children in this anime, I am very much of the opinion that the adult theme makes it unsuitable for children.The main character has a very 'grown up hero' attitude and makes for a very good whatch as the relationships between characters are bonds forged through adversity.

3 Honey and Clover

Honey and Clover

This anime is about college students in an arts college.Whatching their everyday struggle to find what they are meant to do in life is very rewarding.

4 Steins;Gate


this sci-fi story follows a self described mad scientist in his quest to discover time travel, with all the good and bad consequences that ensue.

5 Nodame Cantabile

Nodame Cantabile

Following excentric music college student Noda Megumi - Nodame that float through life in need of a passion when she encounters traumatized piano college student Chiaki Shinichi that dreams of becoming an orchestra conductor but cannot make the trip abroad.Whatching these characters evolve make for a great story.

6 Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu

Good depiction of the world of rakugo while making the characters apear very human, with all their falws and greatness.

7 Beautiful Bones: Sakurako’s Investigation

Beautiful Bones: Sakurako’s Investigation

Very good detective stories



A story of an otaku that happens to work in the military when the known world collides with a new world that seem right out of a fantasy game, he is decided to makes the most of his time!

9 Psycho-Pass


A very noir story about a rookie policewoman working with a team in search of people whose mental pattern - psycho-pass - is that of criminals.

10 Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo

Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo

nice adaptation on the drama story of the count of monte cristo

11 Mushishi


in this world where supernatural beings and phenomena are side by side with humans, this mushi-shi, like a biologist for supernatural bugs wanders around looking for a place to belong.

12 Barakamon


An adult shodo master that knows nothing about the world. makes for an endearing story.

13 March Comes in like a Lion

March Comes in like a Lion

This anime is about the world of shogi seen through the eyes of a young man with no place to belong. When one day he is taken in by this warm family, his life slowly begins to change

14 The Garden of Words

The Garden of Words

Very grown-up story of a love on rainy days

15 Miss Hokusai

Miss Hokusai

this behind the scenes story of hokusai's daugter wil captivate you

16 Dimension W

Dimension W

Acton filled sci-fi story with a philosofical twist... what makes us humans?

17 Cowboy Bebop

Cowboy Bebop

Actoin filled, old west-inspired future story of very broke bounty hunters!

18 No Game No Life

No Game No Life

what if everything in life could be soved with a game?

19 Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell

In this dystopian future world we follow a team of special forces people that have been enhanced to became partly androids.

this enhancement... where does it stop?

20 Love Stage!!

Love Stage!!

Well no fooling anyone this is BL... but the show buisiness setting is very good!

21 Princess Jellyfish

Princess Jellyfish

Very otaku"ish" girls pulled into the fashion world by a crossdressing ikemen. the combination is genious! The story is endearing and the visuals from this anime are gorgeous!

22 Hamatora


In a world where soe people have powers, this is the working of a detective/bodyguard agency

23 Paradise Kiss

Paradise Kiss

Fashion College students enroll a very serious high school girl as their model.

24 Cheer Boys!!

Cheer Boys!!

Well... College boys... cheering... 

25 Arakawa Under the Bridge

Arakawa Under the Bridge

This story is like a psychotropic experience. where every character is crazyer than the next. Ah and by the way they all live off the grid under a bridge on the river arakawa.

26 Welcome to the NHK!

Welcome to the NHK!

deranged story about a paranoid shut-in adult falling in love with a real life school girl

27 Katanagatari


briliant story with a great sense of humor about a human weapon boy and his girl wielder.

28 Planetes


This will take you space traveling!

29 Rurouni Kenshin

Rurouni Kenshin

ronin samurai meets action filled comedy, what more do you want?!

30 New Game!

New Game!

ok this anime is more a moe show than a mature one I'll give you that but it very much fits in the 'slice of life' category

31 KADO: The Right Answer

KADO: The Right Answer

This anime about the arrival of a lifeform from outside our universe has a sense of mistery that enthralls you. With the very put together government official main caracter, Shindo Koujirou, being a genious negotiator, you never expect what might come next.

32 The Lost Village

The Lost Village

ever seen he TV show Lost?

33 Ace Attorney

Ace Attorney

This anime about a young lawyer's troubles is a genre suitable far all ages.

34 Shirobako


Seriously making anime is no easy feat! This anime will take you through the grueling life of an anime making team

35 Recovery of an MMO Junkie

Recovery of an MMO Junkie

Otaku come in all shapes and sizes and this one is about a girl over 30 addicted to MMORPGs

36 The Story of Saiunkoku

The Story of Saiunkoku

a sort of parallel-world warring states era style.

37 Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi: World's Greatest First Love

Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi: World's Greatest First Love

BL romance stories in a manga editing firm

38 The Royal Tutor

The Royal Tutor

a home tutor of royal children - ikemen in an entertaining kingdom.

39 Detroit Metal City

Detroit Metal City

When your reality falls short of your expectations and dreams, the only way to go is METAL!

40 The Great Passage

The Great Passage

Who makes dictionaries? if you've ever asked yourself that, then this anime is for you! If not, give it a try anyway, this might have you in for a good surprise!

41 Golden Boy

Golden Boy

Ecchi much?

42 On a Lustful Night Mingling with a Priest

On a Lustful Night Mingling with a Priest

Although i didn't want to include short format anime, this one is about two adults having a naughty relationship ah and one of them is a priest and the other one is his childhood female friend

43 Poco's Udon World

Poco's Udon World

playing house with a supernatural fox kid

44 Love Hina

Love Hina

this is a slice of life/romance blend with a very good sense of humor

45 Plastic Memories

Plastic Memories

This android assisted future will make you cry.

46 The Case Files of Jeweler Richard

The Case Files of Jeweler Richard

Nice detailed stories involving precious stones


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